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Trumps visit 23 crosses left for tornado victims in Alabama

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BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Beauregard, Alabama, on Friday to survey the damage left behind in the rural town after a powerful tornado roared through last Sunday, killing nearly two dozen people.

While there, they visited a row of 23 crosses, one for each person killed in the disaster.

The president and Melania held hands as they observed a moment of silence in front of each of the markers erected near a church.

Each cross bears a victim's name and a red heart. Flowers and stuffed animals have been left at the base of the crosses in remembrance of each victim who was killed after Sunday's powerful tornado that bore down on the rural town.

Trump surveyed the damage on Friday, meeting with local officials and victims. He also visited a makeshift disaster relief center set up at the church.

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